Jon Shear, CEO
Jon has extensive field experience with the emergency responder, business continuity, disaster preparedness and military markets leading projects and business development efforts in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has developed comprehensive programs to improve preparedness for both military and civilian organizations to include support to the National Preparedness Task Force at the Department of Homeland Security. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), graduate of the DHS National Planner’s course, HSEEP Certified, Incident Command System (ICS) Train-the-Trainer certified, Continuity of Operations (COOP) Train-the-Trainer certified, Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Technician certified, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) certified with 25+ years of emergency management/planning experience. He has designed and conducted over 300 exercises, workshops and training events throughout the U.S. and in numerous countries, and has responded to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. He also has extensive experience with pandemic planning to include leading the development of the DHS and DOT pandemic plans, and support to numerous COVID-19 planning, training and exercise efforts such as operational assessments of organizational response, food access planning, and emergency response team training.
Ken Fisher, Senior Strategic Planner
Ken is a certified project management professional (PMP, SCRUM, Lean-Six), a graduate of the DHS National Planner’s course, is HSEEP certified, and is certified as an Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP). He has over 25 years of emergency management/planning project/program manager experience with a focus on incident management planning and preparedness, exercise planning, process analysis, infrastructure protection activities, staff operations management, policy development, training development/presentation, gap analysis, contingency planning, pandemic planning, hurricane planning, and web-based collaborative systems. He has served as an evaluator for National level exercises and has supported planning and exercise efforts for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Department of Defense (DOD).
Hannah Ritz, Senior Consultant
Hannah earned her M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University, where she focused on U.S. National Security and Terrorism. As a graduate student she participated in various tabletop exercises and concentrated her thesis on the response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak. She then worked as an analyst in Washington, D.C., supporting the design, scenario development, and execution of seminars, workshops, and functional exercises. She earned her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Wong Loi Sing, Creative Director
Michael has over 20 years of experience in art, creative direction, and graphic design. He has worked with a wide range of clients from small businesses to large corporations, providing great design solutions, brand design services and creative – art direction for various projects locally and internationally.